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Offline inthealltogether

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remove Avast icon from system tray
« on: October 15, 2021, 02:54:13 PM »
I am using 21.8.2487 (build 21.8.6586.696).
Now there is an icon in my system tray I cannot figure out how to remove.

How can this be removed?
Thanks,
-Mike

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Re: remove Avast icon from system tray
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 04:09:35 PM »
Open the Avast UI (app user interface)
Menu>Settings>Notifications> untick "Show Avast tray icon"

I think you may need to do a restart after that to enact the change.

PS: The Avast tray icon is very useful to perform actions, so I 'm surprised you do not want to have it displayed.

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Re: remove Avast icon from system tray
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 04:20:21 PM »
I am using 21.8.2487 (build 21.8.6586.696).
Now there is an icon in my system tray I cannot figure out how to remove.

How can this be removed?
Thanks,
-Mike

Not sure why you would even want to do this  ?
I guess the same way as other icons in the system tray can be moved.

Drag the icon into the Hidden Icons area, see attached image.  This way it can still be accessed and brought back if required.
If you can't see the avast UI icon you can't see if avast is scanning content, etc.
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Re: remove Avast icon from system tray
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 05:29:26 PM »
Open the Avast UI (app user interface)
Menu>Settings>Notifications> untick "Show Avast tray icon"

I think you may need to do a restart after that to enact the change.

PS: The Avast tray icon is very useful to perform actions, so I 'm surprised you do not want to have it displayed.

Thanks,
I just let Avast run in the background and occasionally check for updates.